A Texas Catholic priest’s criticism of Joe Biden for being a radical “pro-abortionist” went viral recently after he spoke out against the Democrat politician at a parish school mass.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rev. Jim Gigliotti of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Fort Worth told faculty and students not to celebrate Biden’s presumed victory over President Donald Trump on the parish school Facebook page.
“You are not to celebrate the fact that this pro-abortionist is close to being elected president,” he said. “You can do that in your own realm.”
His comments directly addressed a policy of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth prohibiting partisan politics in the church, according to the report. However, when Gigliotti’s comments went viral, that context was lost.
Many priests and bishops have been speaking out against Biden, who claims to be a devout Catholic but opposes church teachings about the sanctity of human life, family and religious freedom. Biden and his vice presidential running mate Kamala Harris want to expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions and force taxpayers to pay for them. They also oppose religious freedom protections for Catholic charities and other employers, and Harris has been accused of anti-Catholic bigotry.
In his message, Gigliotti said Biden is “not a good Catholic at all,” and Harris is “grossly anti-Catholic.”
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After Gigliotti’s comments went viral, Fort Worth Bishop Michael Olson supported what the priest said, according to the report. Olson said abortions are barbaric, and Biden wants to expand them.
“All other rights are based on the preeminent right to life,” Olson said. “We will continue to pray for [Biden] and work with him where we can work with him.”
Last week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops launched a new committee to explore how to work with a pro-abortion Biden administration. They criticized Biden for creating confusion among Catholics by touting both his faith and the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
If Biden takes office and does what he promised, abortions could increase across America. Not only did Biden promise to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns it, he also promised to end the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions.
More than 800,000 unborn babies are aborted every year in America, and about 62 million have been aborted since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court forced states to legalize abortion on demand. Without the Hyde Amendment, researchers at the Charlotte Lozier Institute predict 60,000 more unborn babies could be killed in abortions each year.
In April, Biden went so far as to call the killing of unborn babies an “essential medical service” during the coronavirus pandemic. His health care plan would expand abortions as well by forcing insurance companies to cover abortions as “essential” health care under Obamacare.
He also promised to undo all of Trump’s progress for life, including restoring funding to the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood.
On religious freedom, Biden’s position also is deeply troubling. Biden has endorsed anti-religious freedom policies that would force nuns, religious charities and hospitals to violate their deeply-held beliefs by funding the killing of unborn babies in abortions and potentially even by helping to facilitate their deaths.
He also promised to restore an Obama-era mandate that would force the nuns with Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers to fund contraception, including types that may cause abortions, in their employee health insurance plans.